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Tuesday, July 03, 2018   /   by Amy McLeod

Barbecue Grill Safety: 8 Tips to Ensure Your Cookout Doesn't Go Up in Flames

Cooking outside on a barbecue grill is one of the great joys of summer. But before you fire yours up, make sure you're familiar with all the necessary precautions and safety techniques. Yes, of course, you know the obvious risks of cooking on an open flame. But there are preventive measures you should take before and after use to ensure your meal goes off without a hitch.
The following safety tips are easy and effective, and—when put into practice—will make grilling hazard-free.
1. Store your barbecue grill away from flammables
Your grill should be kept far from anything flammable—like a shed, furniture, trees, or dry grass, says Peter Duncanson, a disaster restoration expert with ServiceMaster Restore in Memphis, TN.
The grill should be in a well-ventilated area—not under a canopy, garage, or carport, where it might start a fire or even cause carbon monoxide poisoning.
2. Clean your grill before and after cooking
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